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In the short fiction of Angela Carter, the landmarks of reality disappear and give way to a landscape of riotous and uncensored sensibility. The city of Tokyo turns into a mirrored chamber reflecting the impossible longings of an exiled Englishwoman abandoned by her Japanese lover. An itinerant puppet show becomes a theatre of murderous lust. A walk through the forest ends in a nightmarish encounter with a gun-toting nymph and her hermaphrodite 'aunt'. Not simply a book of tales, Fireworks is a headlong plunge into an alternate universe, the unique creation of one of the most fertile, dark, irreverent, and baroquely beautiful imaginations in contemporary fiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844083671
ISBN-10: 1844083675
Format: Paperback
(141mm x 201mm x 16mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Angela Carter

Angela Carter was born in 1940. She read English at Bristol University and spent two years living in Japan. One of Britain's most original writers, Angela Carter was highly lauded for her novels, short stories and journalism. She died in February 1992.

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